The Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha has made a call for politicians to swear by deities before they take office.
He also said politicians get away with anything because the Bible and Koran are too merciful.
According to Daily Post, the Governor said this while speaking at the National Institute for Cultural Orientation Quarterly Public Lecture titled: Promoting Culture, Developing the Economy.
Okorocha also said Nigerians have created a problem by abandoning our own cultures and embracing the western way of life.
The Governor said “People that go outside their culture have automatically lost their identity.
The removal of our culture is a colossal damage done to us by our colonial masters.
“Culture is a way of life of people. Their food, language, dressing all contributes to giving them an identity.
“We can fight corruption culturally in the sense that politicians should be made to swear with a deity into office.
“These deities don’t have mercy on anyone once you go contrary to its standard.
“The Bible and Koran are too merciful. That is why some of us do things without conscience knowing that God is merciful and forgiving.”
Okorochas was recently involved in a war of words with the Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano.